TeraHertz Atmospheric & Ionospheric Propagation, Absorption and Scattering (TAIPAS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,927.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0649
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-001-0323
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T001
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
131860632
Principal Investigator
 Lawrence Scally
 President
 (719) 388-8582
 larry.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Business Contact
 Nancy Scally
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: nancy.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado at Boulder
 Al Gaswieski
 425 UCB - ECOT 246
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-9688
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Radio wave propagation models have steadily advanced during the past several decades producing what is widely recognized as a set of standard models for the attenuation, dispersion and nominal path of radio waves at frequencies within the radio region of the spectrum (i.e., which we define for these purposes as ~ 100 KHz to ~3 THz) with a focus on .1-1THz. Colorado Engineering, Inc. and the University of Colorado at Boulder are developing a evolved electromagnetic spectrum modeling tool that is net-centric based. The development plan encompasses the following: designing and implementing experiments to develop a detailed model for frequencies ranging from .1 to 1THz; collecting existing detailed models of other frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum; extending an existing model; and developing an open source software architecture that will allow for single computer, network of computers or web/internet based computer implementation and interaction with the entire set of models. This will also allow the easy addition of and collaboration of models developed in the future.

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